The celebration includes a traditional Native-inspired reception & dinner, culturally-rooted performances, as well as our signature auctions. The Auctions features valuable Native artwork from across the nation, including original paintings, and hand-crafted jewelry.
Keynote speaker: Tommy Orange
IFH supporter and local author Tommy Orange is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. He is the winner of the distinguished 2019 PEN/Hemingway Award to new authors for his novel There There, an intense novel about the Native American experience set in Oakland, CA that made the New York Times Top Ten Books of 2018.
Samantha Crain to be the entertainment for the event. Samantha Crain is a Choctaw songwriter, musician, producer, and singer from Shawnee, Oklahoma, Crain won 2 NAMMYs in 2009 for Folk Album of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. She also won the Indigenous Music Award for Best Rock Album in 2019.